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Jennifer Griesbach

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Libretto by giovanni ambrogio Migliavacca, first set by J. A. Hasse (1753, Dresden).

Suleyman, the Turkish emperor, has sent his two sons to wage war against Persia. The mother of Osmino [Osmin] wants him to inherit the throne rather than his half-brother Selimo [Selim], the legitimate heir. She and Rusteno intrigue against Selim, until Suleyman, suspicious, confronts Selim in Persia. Meanwhile, the brothers have fallen in love with their prisoners, Narsea and Emira, daughters

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